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Nexen Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  • Middle management is a disaster (in 8 reviews)

  • CNOOC acquisition has resulted in too much ambiguity regarding Nexen's role in the overall structure (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Too much politics."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Above average pay, good people

    Cons

    Bad culture, too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Some tough decisions need to be made and decide what to do with Canadian assets.


  2. "Lead Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Big Projects, Technical Standards, Upstrream, downstream , good salary

    Cons

    Middle management, wrong people in wrong place

  3. "Seismic Data Processor"

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    Former Employee - Geoscience Data Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geoscience Data Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nexen (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady work, decent benefits, decent bonus.

    Cons

    company lack of direction/vision. Top brass listening too much to middle/lower management.

    Advice to Management

    Top heavy, getting rid of too many worker "bees".


  4. "Managers focused on their career, not the employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are great, nice office, good location. Safe parking, decent benefits, 9 80 workweeks little perks like free coffee and fruit in the coffee bars

    Cons

    Big expectations from small staff with no budget. No company culture since bought by Chinese. Experienced staff treated as an excess expense.

    Advice to Management

    Listening to experienced technical staff, not the filtered feedback from Middle managers.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Nexen a company that needs a change."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work people are great,

    Cons

    Middle management is a disaster. They want to micro manage. The organization is very Political. They are not above bending the rules.

    Advice to Management

    Close the offices here and move it all back to China and save a bunch of money.


  6. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nexen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my 10 years as an employee with Nexen... Very good company to work for. Consulting for them now

    Cons

    No Issues during my employment and consulting status

    Advice to Management

    Keep your team players


  7. "Great Until Non-Op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People Culture, Benefits Package, Opportunity

    Cons

    Non-operated -- lack of interest for a technical person

  8. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people and tremendous atmosphere. everyone I worked with was committed to growing me personally and to company success

    Cons

    flat company without many opportunities to move up countered by a great work life schedule


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company till the Chinese buy-out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone knows everyone. Canadian culture was the best part.

    Cons

    Small Organization with limited avenue for growth

    Advice to Management

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "HSE"

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    Former Employee - HSE in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - HSE in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My experience was primarily based on pre CNOOC takeover. From the perspective of enjoying the work I did, enjoying the people I worked with, the challenge of the job, salary and benefits - Nexen was a great place to work.

    Cons

    Some personality conflicts and appearance of disjointed management - too many people making decisions about the same project caused confusion and took expert decision making out of the hands of experts.

    Advice to Management

    Clear authorities should be defined and left to people competent to make those decisions


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